Teach business process modeling techniques.

Understanding BPMN Choreography Model

Choreography model is one of the types of models to specify choreographies in BPMN. It consists of choreography tasks and sub-processes and common BPMN elements, such as, gateways and events. In this article, you can study what choreography is and then learn how to draw a business process diagram with choreography tasks.

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Using BPMN Pool and Lane in Business Process Diagram (BPD)

In BPMN, swimlane is divided into types, pool and lane. A pool represents a participant who takes part in a process. It is a rectangular container that can contain flow objects vertically or horizontally, such as task and activity.  On the other hand, a lane is a graphical sub-division in a pool. It is often used to organize and categorize activities within a pool according to function or role.
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Define and Specify Stereotype in Business Process Diagram (BPD)

A stereotype defines how a model element may be extended and enables the use of domain specific terminology or notation. The name of stereotype is enclosed by guillemets and placed above the name of model element, in addition, a specific icon can be defined for stereotype. In this article, you can learn to define and specify stereotype of a BPMN task in BPD.

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Reusing ERD Entity in Business Process Diagram

With Logizian, you are allowed to re-use ERD entity in business process diagram. In this page, you will learn how to re-use entity in business process diagram by dragging and dropping.

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Define Stereotypes in Organization Chart

An organization chart is a diagram that visualizes the formal structure of an organization as well as the relationships and relative ranks of its positions. However, it is hard to tell which unit indicates a person and which unit represents a person’s position. With VP-UML, you are able to distinguish each unit through the application of stereotypes. This article will teach you how to define stereotypes in organization chart.

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Publish Your Business Process Using the Project Publisher

Logizian enables you to publish your project to the web. You can share your latest business process and system designs with your clients, team members and colleagues from other departments through the Project Publisher. All information about the project gets published, including the documentation, property details, internal references and external references of each diagram and model element.

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Transition and Navigation with Model Transitor

A cycle in software development or process improvement is often formed by many distinct phases. For example, one may hold a meeting with end user to collect the requirements. Next, s/he thinks of the room for improvement and then documents the new idea. Furthermore, s/he discusses with the user again and finally puts the idea into practice by providing a solution.

Throughout a cycle, visual modeling helps to express an idea and formalize changes. Different types of diagrams can be applied in accord with various situations. For example, business process diagram can be used to model the current process of an organization, and the improved one. Use case diagram can be used to model the features of a system at high level. Requirement diagram can be used to model user’s specific requirement. When a cycle evolves, the models will get evolved too. Take a look at the image below. The as-is process diagram is evolved into a to-be process diagram that illustrates the process to be applied in future, and the tasks in to-be process diagram are evolved into a use case in a use case diagram for modeling system level user goal. We can imagine when the model evolves in further, the use case can be transited into a set of requirement.

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The Usage of BPMN Gateways

Gateways are used to control how the process flows. In Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) definition, only sequence flow will affect the flow of work and message flow should not affect the flow of work. If you want to know message flow usage, please see How does BPMN message flow work? article. Gateways can only be connected by sequence flow only. This article will show different type of gateways and their behavior with Business Process Animacian.

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How does BPMN message flow work?

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) message flow is used to visualize communications between organization. This article is going to show how to use message flow. There are two flash animation examples to show how message flow works in action.

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